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Synonyms for exhort

Synonyms for exhort

to impel to action


Synonyms for exhort

spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts

force or impel in an indicated direction

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He therefore once more exhorted Partridge to confess; but he still avowing his innocence, Mr Allworthy declared himself satisfied of his guilt, and that he was too bad a man to receive any encouragement from him.
I must be courageous," he exhorted himself mentally.
He exhorted me seriously to repent of all my sins, and to dally no longer with my soul; not flattering myself with hopes of life, which, he said, he was informed there was no room to expect, but unfeignedly to look up to God with my whole soul, and to cry for pardon in the name of Jesus Christ.
I hid nothing from him, and he in return exhorted me to sincere repentance, explained to me what he meant by repentance, and then drew out such a scheme of infinite mercy, proclaimed from heaven to sinners of the greatest magnitude, that he left me nothing to say, that looked like despair, or doubting of being accepted; and in this condition he left me the first night.
It was pointed out to him, in reply, that the prison was for criminals who had been tried and sentenced by the law, and could not be made available for any such fanciful purposes; he was exhorted to abstain from intoxicating drinks, as he surely might if he would; and received other very good advice, with which he retired, exceedingly dissatisfied with the result of his application.
In that document he assured them, in a Royal manner, that he received the profession of their attachment with a full conviction of its sincerity; and again generally exhorted them to follow his example--which, at least in so far as coming into a great property was concerned, there is no doubt they would have gladly imitated.
As soon as this was over we married them; and after the marriage was over, he turned to Will Atkins, and in a very affectionate manner exhorted him, not only to persevere in that good disposition he was in, but to support the convictions that were upon him by a resolution to reform his life: told him it was in vain to say he repented if he did not forsake his crimes; represented to him how God had honoured him with being the instrument of bringing his wife to the knowledge of the Christian religion, and that he should be careful he did not dishonour the grace of God; and that if he did, he would see the heathen a better Christian than himself; the savage converted, and the instrument cast away.
Delegates waved signs, wore colored T-shirts with the name of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union and cheered AFL-CIO President John Sweeney as he exhorted them to elect Democratic candidates this fall.
Corley has exhorted visitors to his Web site to post the program as broadly as possible and to help him create hyperlinks to it.
We have 749,000 students, and we're 200,000 seats short,'' Romer told the mostly Latino crowd, whom he exhorted to head for the polls.
Stan Lee, founder and chairman of Stan Lee Media, upon receiving notice of the Nasdaq application approval, exhorted, "Excelsior
The apostle Paul, among others, warned the Philippians that this was a condition to be expected; he exhorted them to be "blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation.
Lawyers for the NRCC maintain the ``John and Ken Show'' made an illegal, in-kind corporate contribution of more than $25,000 when the hosts exhorted listeners to vote against Dreier and for Matthews.
Throughout the Hebrew scriptures, God's people are exhorted to care for strangers, who are also called in various translations aliens and foreigners: "You must befriend the alien for you were once aliens yourself in the land of Egypt" (Deut.
CCODP also exhorted the government to "orient its security policies to promote a just solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict and the promotion of human rights and justice in the rest of the Middle East.